My name is Madisen Jacobson and I am interning under Kelsey at the Children’s Healing Center. I am a senior at Grand Valley State University with a major in Psychology. I plan to start my masters after graduation at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point in the fall of 2022 to work towards my Child Life certification. While working on my requirements, I plan to be a pre-school teacher.
Growing up, I spent a lot of time in and out of the hospital with my little brother who has Cerebral Palsy. During this time, I often spent time with Child Life Specialists to better my understanding of his procedures and hospital stays. He has been my motivation to become a Child Life Specialist and help out families.
I am from the Upper Peninsula and love getting chances to spend a weekend at home with friends and family going camping and spending time at the lake. During my time at GVSU my friends and I like to bring our dogs to the dog park, have movies nights and do homework together.